Trump really hates the way the U.S. justice system prevents him from being an all-out dictator.
Trump has a serious problem with the existence of the U.S. justice system.
On Sunday, he whined about the mere existence of judges, insisting that immigrants should be deported without any due process.
On Monday morning, as part of his official “executive time” to livetweet his Fox News viewing, Trump continued his attack on the country’s legal system.
“Hiring manythousands (sic) of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go – will always be disfunctional (sic),” he tweeted as part of six-tweet rant, filled with spelling and grammar errors, whining about everything from his press secretary’s ejection from a restaurant over the weekend, to the by now very tiresome accusations that his own FBI and DOJ are engaged in a “Witch Hunt.”
This absurd complaint — that immigrants are entitled to a legal process Trump deems “complicated” because he has no understanding of it — has become increasingly common for the whiner in chief.
In May, for example, during an interview of “Fox & Friends,” Trump insisted that “we are the only country, essentially, that has judges.” He also claimed, without any specifics, of course, that “the whole system is corrupt” because immigrants are not automatically deported.
“Who ever heard of a system where you put people through trials?” he asked.
While attacking the very existence of judges is relatively new for him, lashing out at the justice system as a whole is not. Long before he occupied the Oval Office, Trump bemoaned the exoneration of the so-called Central Park Five, declaring as recently as October 2016 that they were guilty.
During his presidential campaign, he infamously attacked U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, saying the Indiana-born judge could not be objective in hearing a case against Trump’s scammy “university” because he is “Mexican.” Earlier this year, however, Trump welcomed a ruling by Curiel that favored the administration.
Trump doesn’t reject the concept of “due process” completely, though. He thinks his aides and accomplices deserve it and aren’t getting it. Former aide Rob Porter, for example, was forced to leave the White House after multiple credible allegations of domestic violence against his two ex-wives.
“Peoples (sic) lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” Trump tweeted in the midst of the Porter scandal. “There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”
Trump, who has basked in the cheers from his fans of “Lock her up!” at his rallies, has also never objected to the idea that Hillary Clinton should be sent immediately to prison, even though she has not been charged, let alone convicted, for any crimes.
On the other side of the coin, Trump has complained about supposedly unfair treatment of several of his former advisers, including Michael Flynn, who has actually pleaded guilty.
Trump has no idea how America’s justice system actually works. All he knows is that he thinks it should bend to his whims and will, and that any time it doesn’t allow him to do whatever he wants, it must be “disfunctional.”
Published with permission of The American Independent.